KNE studio

New York, NY

PATENT NO. 9925113 The urban environment is full of objects, large and small, fixed and moving. As drones begin to occupy the 200 feet of airspace overhead, reaching individuals within the cacophony of an already crowded streetscape will be nearly impossible. Fortunately, most buildings share one thing in common–rooftop access. Patent No. 9925113, is a ‘droneport doggy door’ added to existing rooftop stairwells, allowing drones to travel into buildings, delivering packages door side. However, the real value in this new infrastructure will not be how much we consume but what the drones can take away.

PATENT NO. 9925113

The urban environment is full of objects, large and small, fixed and moving. As drones begin to occupy the 200 feet of airspace overhead, reaching individuals within the cacophony of an already crowded streetscape will be nearly impossible. Fortunately, most buildings share one thing in common–rooftop access. Patent No. 9925113, is a ‘droneport doggy door’ added to existing rooftop stairwells, allowing drones to travel into buildings, delivering packages door side. However, the real value in this new infrastructure will not be how much we consume but what the drones can take away.

Kevin Erickson is the founding principal of KNE studio, based in New York City, and an Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Illinois, where he is the Chair of the Design + Detail & Fabrication Program Area. The work of KNE studio is fixated on simple and forward thinking design ideas that create new value on multiple scales. In 2013, KNE studio was invited by actress Bette Midler's NYRP Foundation to design a boathouse and outdoor classroom in upper Manhattan. In 2012, they won the Warming Huts Design Competition to build a winter pavilion alongside Frank Gehry, and previously received an honorable mention in the Tokyo Fashion Museum on Omotesando Competition, and were a finalist in the urbanSHED International Design Competition. The studio has received an AIANY Design Award, an ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Next Landmark Award at the 2012 Architecture Biennale in Venice. 

 

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